Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Analyze this: The cost of counting calories

Pita Pit were recently featured in Restaurant Business Magazine in an article titled, "Analyze this: The cost of counting calories". The article focuses on how restaurants have had their menu analyzed for nutritional elements and discusses how Pita Pit has focused on nutritional content on its menu. You can read they full article by clicking here or you can begin below.

"Analyze this: The cost of counting calories"
By Amanda Baltazar



It's been four years since President Obama decreed, through the Affordable Care Act, that restaurants with 20 or more units list caloric information for standard menu items. The Food and Drug Administration is still finalizing the rules, but restaurants will have to contend with them any day now. How do you fit hefty menu analyses that can stretch over hundreds of SKUs into the budget. We asked several operators, who already have gone through the process to share what worked - and didn't work - for them.

Click here to read the full article.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tribe Square restaurants now on William and Mary meal plan

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Virginia Gazette about a deal being reached to add businesses in the Tribe Square complex to the College of William & Mary's meal plan. The article starts by going into details about the restaurants in the Tribe Square complex not being included in the College of William and Mary's student meal plan and the impact that has had on business. Click here to read the entire article or begin below.

"Tribe Square restaurants now on William and Mary meal plan"
By Steve Vaughan




WILLIAMSBURG - Ending nearly a year of uncertainty in which they feared for the future of their businesses, the four restaurants in Tribe Square adjacent to the campus will be allowed to participate in the college's expanded student meal plan.

When the new policy was adopted, it mandated participation in the plan for on-campus students and and that they use the meal plan for a majority of their meals - the restaurants saw their business fall off steeply last fall.

"We were down almost 50 percent," said Pita Pit Owner Kimberly Twine.

Click here to read the entire article.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pita Pit now open

Pita Pit were recently featured in The Sumter Item in an article titled, "Pita Pit now open". The article features franchise Ram Venkannagari and announces the opening of the Pita Pit in Sumter. You can click here to read the entire article or begin below.

"Pita Pit now open"
By Jim Hilley

Pita Pit, 1029 Broad St., Suite B., is now open. The restaurant was supposed to open mid-June, but problems with construction set the opening back to Friday.


Pita Pit, 1029 Broad St., Suite B., is now open. The restaurant was supposed to open mid-June, but problems with construction set the opening back to Friday.

Patience has finally paid off for Sumterites pining for the opening of the community's first Pita Pit at 1029 Broad St., Suite B. The popular restaurant, which promotes itself as a healthful alternative to fried fast foods, opened its doors at 10 a.m. Friday, two months after its much anticipated opening date in mid-June.

The owner had an explanation for why people's pita cravings remained unsatisfied.

Click here to read the entire article.








Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pita Pit was the right fit.

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Las Vegas Sun/VegasINC in a story titled, "Pita Pit was the right fit". The article highlights franchisee Paul Sergi and the reasons why he joined the Pita Pit team. In the Q&A story, Paul provides answers to how he got into restaurants and discusses that his interest has always been cooking and researching recipes. You can click here to view the article or begin below.

"Pita Pit was the right fit"
By VEGAS INC staff

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Describe your business
We sell a healthy, quality product in a clean environment with exceptional customer service. We have a wide variety of vegetarian/vegan, breakfast (served all day) and lean meet pitas. We have a full line of smoothies and a Coke Freestyle beverage machine that dispenses over 120 flavors.

Who are your customers?
Our customers are anyone who wants a quick meal but doesn't want to eat 700 calories and 30 grams of fat. We believe people are tired of the high-fat, high-carb, zero-nutrition, fast lunch and dinner options like pizza, burgers and tacos.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pita Pit on FOX Studio 10

Pita Pit were recently featured on FOX Studio 10 in a segment revolving around National Grilling Month. The segment provides different recipes to spruce up those Summer BBQ's. Pita Pit's Carlos Serrano shows off three different recipes; The Black Bean Burger Salad, Philly Cheese Steak and Aloha Wrap. You can view the segment below or by clicking here.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pita Pit restaurant to open on Ogden Avenue in Brookfield

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article on My Suburban Life titled, "Pita Pit restaurant to open on Ogden Avenue in Brookfield". The article talks about the opening of Roshan Patel's Pita Pit in Brookfield and how it will be located next to Roshan's family's Dunkin' Donuts. The article touches on upon Roshan's family's extensive business background, and how their support will help Roshan's new business thrive. Click here to read the entire article or begin below.

Pita Pit restaurant to open on Ogden Avenue in Brookfield
By Hannah Prokop

 

BROOKFIELD - Pita Pit owner Roshan Patel hopes to provide fresh and healthy options for customers with the opening of her first business. The Pita Pit will open at 9200 Ogden Ave., next to a Dunkin' Donuts that Patel's father owns.

Patel's family has been in the restaurant franchise business for around 25 years, she said, and she has learned a lot from helping her father and mother with their businesses since she was 9 years old.

Her parents own several Dunkin' Donuts and Subway franchises, but Patel decided to open the Pita Pit location because she sees more people being health conscious.






Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Growing Pita Pit Serves up Success

Pita Pit were recently featured in the July print issue of North Idaho Business Journal. The article is a feature on Pita Pit USA's success and growth. Pita Pit USA's President of Franchise Operations, Corey Bowman discusses the company's commitment to the success of its franchisees throughout the article as a key factor in the companies continued successful expansion. Click here to read the article or begin below.

"Growing Pita Pit Serves up Success"
By Beth Hanggeli Nibj


Success.

Spend a few minutes with Corey Bowman, former vice president and now president of franchise operations at Pita Pit USA, and you'll quickly realize that success is his passion.

But it's not only the success of the company that he cares strongly about. Bowman is passionate about the success of each franchisee in the Pita Pit family.

"I want to give people an opportunity to be successful," he said. "People are the reason that we do this work."

Click here to read the entire article.